57th Mid-States Art Exhibition
Kim Krause, Eleusinian Mysteries #8, Cincinnati, Ohio
Oil and spray paint on canvas, 40" x 33"
About the Mid-States Exhibition
First inaugurated in 1948, the purpose of the MID-STATES ART EXHIBITION was to showcase emerging artists from the Evansville area. As part of the application process, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and crafts were delivered for exhibition consideration by a jury of two or three arts professionals. The selected works were exhibited in the Museum’s galleries as the Mid-States Art Exhibition. However, due to the enormous number of entries, a separate exhibition for craft objects was implemented in 1960, as the MID-STATES CRAFT EXHIBITION. Currently, the exhibitions have become biennial events each with a professional juror to maintain the utmost quality.
Over the years, the objects collected through the Mid-States Exhibitions have created a wonderful and extensive collection of contemporary works by artists from a variety of educational backgrounds and talents. Many of the objects can be viewed in the Permanent Collection galleries of the Evansville Museum. A number of Mid-States artists have been invited to participate in other exhibitions curated by the Evansville Museum and to submit objects for the Museum Shop.
August 1 – September 14 Entry Submission
September 22 Jurying
September 29 Notification of Jurying Results
October 13 – October 24 Receiving Accepted Work
November 3 Final Review and Award Selection by Juror
December 13 Reception and Presentation of Awards 6-8 p.m. CST
December 14, 2014 - January 25, 2015 Exhibition
January 26 – February 6, 2015 Claiming of Accepted Work
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